The harmonization of business processes involves the elimination of differences and inconsistencies in their activities to ensure that they contribute to a uniform business goal in the most efficient manner.
By implication, then, harmonization involves, not only the identification of differences in the way processes are carried out, but also adjusting them to become uniform. This section will cover some general principles behind identifying which business processes to focus on to get the most out of harmonization. The next section will deal with how to adjust the processes to make them uniform.
In order to find the best candidates for harmonization, you need to take the following three actions:
- 1.Identify comparable processes, or business processes that can work towards a common goal;
- 2.Look for processes where efficiencies can be gained;
- 3.Choose processes where one global standard can be achieved.
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